Walking Seven Miles

I wrote this piece for SheLoves Magazine in May and completely forgot to share it here. I think that's pretty indicative of the state of our lives right now... Even though the words were written during the Easter season, I still think about walking those seven miles away from Jerusalem. We're still grieving small and … Continue reading Walking Seven Miles

The World is Good

The days are running into each other. I'm not reminded of Groundhog Day, at least not yet, but my general motivation waxes and wanes by the moment. Some days seem doable and I'm ready to do all the things. Other days, I wonder why it really matters whether or not I get up with my … Continue reading The World is Good

Champagne for Breakfast

As I learn more about the church calendar, I'm trying to be more intentional about leaning into the different seasons. I'm remembering to pause and breathe in Advent before the celebration of Christmas, to feast for Epiphany before the fasting of Lent, and to really think about what it means to be "Easter people." When … Continue reading Champagne for Breakfast

Building A Foundation of Feasting

I feel like you'd be happier all by yourself in an apartment in Paris than here with us. Frank and I were talking about this stressful season when I'm alone with the girls and he's alone at work. My mind drifted to my freshman year in Paris when we would gather in my friend's¬†chambre de … Continue reading Building A Foundation of Feasting

Death and Taxes

After a mild February and March, typical spring weather hit - just in time for spring break. For our week off, we had drizzly mornings, warmer afternoons, and hard-to-predict forecasts which made playdates a bit difficult. But, our grass is green and our trees are blossoming. When asked to describe the significance of black in … Continue reading Death and Taxes

Remembering It is Good

One of my favorite translations of the creation story comes from Bea's Jesus Storybook Bible. In it, God exclaims, "You're good!" after creating the light, the land, the animals, and people. It captures God's excitement as creation is declared good and perfect. Thinking about this redemptive season and how all things are made¬†good again comes … Continue reading Remembering It is Good